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Friday, August 19, 2011

YOU brought HOPE

The following email went out today to give a progress report on Dube Bute!  Tears flow as I am humbled and grateful to have been able to witness this incredible project unfold.

Many of you have given time, talents and resources to bring Hope to the people of Dube Bute.  Thank you seems inadequate.  Watch the video below and see hope coming!

Donor Update: Dube Bute Village

Construction Builds Hope in Dube Bute

August 19, 2011

It has been 8 months since the campaign for Dube Bute first launched. We have exciting news to share with you on the progress of the projects. Construction on the health post, vet post, school blocks, water projects, and access bridge is well underway and all of these projects are getting ever closer to changing the lives of the people in Dube Bute.

Dube Bute July Update from A Glimmer of Hope on Vimeo.

Health Facilities Near Completion

Just around the corner from the school blocks, the health and vet posts are each at advanced stages of construction. The health post is currently undergoing roof work and the vet post, which has been completed through roofing, is just waiting for the painting, glazing and finishing works. The guardhouse, which will protect the health facilities, is also awaiting its final finishing works.

Students Help Build Their Future

At the school compound in the village center, the children are all smiles and laughter as they help construction crews mix cement and carry supplies for their new school blocks. The two school blocks, which will have four classrooms each, are getting closer and closer to completion. With only roofing and finishing works remaining, they should be ready to serve students early in the coming academic year.

Water Construction Continues Despite Rains

While the school and health facilities are clustered in the center of the village, the 17 water projects are dispersed throughout the community. Because the rains are so heavy right now, it is not feasible to dig the hand dug wells without the threat of collapse. Yet progress is still underway as the concrete rings, which will support the wells, are being prepared. The spring protection water schemes are being expertly capped and their distribution points are being constructed. Soon they will be ready to serve the community.

Roads and Bridge Improve Village Access

The roads, which will improve access to and from the village, are well underway and the access bridge is nearing completion. Work crews from the village itself are working very hard to improve these aspects of transportation.
It is incredible to see all of the change that has already occurred in Dube Bute. All of it, every water point, every classroom, every smile of hope for the future, is because of you. We will keep you updated as progress continues to unfold. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for these deserving people.


Heather said...

This is AMAZING! loved hearing the update! God is so awesome!!!

Janet said...

Emily - Tears flowing...It just shows that God can do MUCH more than we ever dream. Praising God along with you!

Wynne Elder said...

so amazing! congrats! god is good!

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